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April 23, 2013

Distinguished Economist Joins Georgetown in Qatar

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Prominent economist Professor Oded Stark has joined Georgetown University - School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) as Distinguished Research Scholar.

Stark has written extensively on applied microeconomic theory, development economics, population economics, the economics of migration, labor economics, evolutionary economics, urban economics, regional economics, welfare economics, and the theory of the firm. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Migration of Labor and Altruism and Beyond: An Economic Analysis of Transfers and Exchanges within Families and Groups.

As member of the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw, Stark received his home institution’s highest academic honor, the Doctor honoris causa degree on 21 March 2013. He is best known for his contributions to the economic theory of labor migration.

In addition to his recent appointment with Georgetown University SFS-Q, Professor Stark is a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn; a University Professor and Chair in Economic and Regional Policy, University of Klagenfurt; an Honorary University Professor of Economics, University of Vienna; a Distinguished Professor, University of Warsaw; and, a Distinguished Professor, The Warsaw School of Economics. He is also a Humboldt Awardee.